WHY RUSH: "We want to take advantage of the dislocations in the marketplace, and you can't do that when you're running two systems," says Frank Sorrentino, chairman, president and CEO of ConnectOne Bancorp. "We dont want that distraction."
Frank Sorrentino will attempt to integrate the systems at Center Bancorp a mere three weeks after the company merged with ConnectOne. The key is tremendous up-front planning — and having a crisis team at the ready, he says.
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